DarkBlueAlmostBlack (Azuloscurocasinegro) (Dark Blue Almost Black) (2007)

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A handful of young people try to sort out the complications of their relationships -- both romantic and familial -- in this comedy drama from Spain. Jorge (Quim Gutierrez) is a guy in his mid-twenties trying to get his life in order as he looks after his father Andres (Hector Colome), who has recently suffered a stroke. Relations are tense between Jorge and Andres, and Jorge thinks one of their arguments may have led to his father's illness. While Andres recovers, Jorge covers his shifts as a janitor, and spends his spare time hanging out with his friend Israel (Raul Arevalo), who is coming to terms with his sexuality, and corresponding with his one-time girlfriend Natalia (Eva Pallaares), who is now attending college in Germany. Meanwhile, Jorge's brother Antonio (Antonio de la Torre) has stumbled into an unusual new relationship -- Antonio is in prison, and while assisting with a theater production being staged behind bars, he becomes infatuated with Paula (Marta Etura), who is both a cast member and a prisoner. Paula wants a baby despite the fact she's in jail, but Antonio isn't so sure he wants to be the father. AzulOscuroCasiNegro (aka DarkBlueAlmostBlack) was the first feature film from writer and director Daniel Sanchez Arevalo.
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Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Marta Etura
as Paula
Manuel Morón
as Fernando
Natalia Mateo
as Funcionaria
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Critic Reviews for DarkBlueAlmostBlack (Azuloscurocasinegro) (Dark Blue Almost Black)

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Full Review… | November 15, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 15, 2011
Time Out
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Director Daniel Sanchez Arévalo would have done well leaving a few subplots on the cutting-room floor. Quality almost always is better than quantity.

Full Review… | October 19, 2007
New York Post
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Bifurcated images, isolating the characters from their dreams and from one another, create a yearning atmosphere that pulls you in; like their director, you really want them to escape.

October 19, 2007
New York Times
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Tells [a] ludicrously compact, aggressively 'heartfelt,' colorfully contrived story.

Full Review… | October 16, 2007
Village Voice
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What could have seemed insufferably self-pitying becomes strangely moving instead -- a sign of a filmmaker placing his absolute trust in their material and coming up all the stronger for it.

March 8, 2007
Miami Herald
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Audience Reviews for DarkBlueAlmostBlack (Azuloscurocasinegro) (Dark Blue Almost Black)

½

It's frustrating how the dialogues tend to lack subtlety, therefore cheapening the emotional connection, but the characters are very well written and everyone gives a very good performance.

Quinto Wallight
Quinto Wallight

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½

Beautifully filmed, nice score, well-acted. The characters are well developed and deep enough to be able to feel with them.

John Me
John Me

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This is a movie about relationships -- relationships between family, between friends, between lovers, even one relationship where Jorge is trying to get his brother's girlfriend pregnant. The movie keeps you watching with its interesting concepts. I'm not sure if Jorge does learn a lesson or not by the end of the movie though.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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